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  • Rest in peace, Microsoft Paint

    July 24, 2017 9:07 PM 4

    Fans of Microsoft's long-standing Paint program are suddenly feeling very blue. The 32-year-old graphic-editing program is officially marked as deprecated, meaning it will be in the fall update but is no longer being actively updated and could be phased out at some point. It's unclear when Microsoft will officially remove Paint from its software

  • Microsoft Paint may be doomed: Why it's wrong, and what you can do about it

    July 24, 2017 7:22 PM 4

    We're hoping that Microsoft backs down. The writing’s on the wall: Microsoft has targeted the venerable Microsoft Paint app for extinction within Windows 10.In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due next month, Microsoft has classified Paint as “deprecated,” meaning that the app’s not in active development and might be removed in future releases

  • LG Q8 launching this week, Europe gets it first

    July 24, 2017 6:53 AM 5 2

    LG has announced availability details for the newly-unveiled Q8 smartphone. The South Korean company says the device will be available in "key European markets" starting this week, while Asian markets will get it next month. Specific country names, however, weren't revealed. Also, there's no information on how much the handset will cost in Europe and Asia. The Q8 is said to be a mini V20 given

  • How Jio Phone Shatters HMD Global’s Hope On Nokia 3310

    July 24, 2017 2:17 AM 3

    The recently announced Jio Phone from Reliance Jio has claimed one unintended victim – the Nokia 3310. HMD Global had played a big emotional game with the launch of the iconic Nokia 3310 couple of years back. But with the launch of Reliane Jio’s 4G feature phone, the 3310, just like any other feature phone that serves only the 2G users, may not see the kind of traction

  • Sine Mora EX Release Date Revealed; Physical Edition Announced

    July 21, 2017 9:05 PM 5

    Today developer and publisher THQ Nordic announced that its upcoming extended version of Sine Mora, titled Sine Mora EX, will be released on August 8th, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. In addition to the announcement of the release date, it was also confirmed that the game would be getting a physical release, and that it would be out the same day as the digital

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands’ competitive multiplayer mode is getting an open beta soon

    July 21, 2017 3:02 PM 3

    Today, Ubisoft announced an upcoming beta test for Ghost Recon Wildlands’ player-versus-player (PvP) mode, Ghost War. The open beta for Ghost War will be available on all platforms later in the summer, and the full mode will release as a free update to all Ghost Recon Wildlands owners in the fall. In Ghost War, two groups of players will team up to take part in a four-versus-four

  • Amazon quietly acquired a start-up to make Alexa smarter

    July 21, 2017 2:07 PM 11

    Amazon quietly acquired a company named Graphiq in May to help make Amazon's voice assistant Alexa smarter, the Los Angeles Times reports. Graphiq, according to its still-live website, lets users search on a topic — say, President Donald Trump — and get complex sets of data on that subject, presented in easily digestible charts. The Times said Amazon

  • Reliance rattles Indian telcos again by unveiling "free" 4G phone

    July 21, 2017 10:13 AM 4

    MUMBAI: India's disruptive new telecom entrant Reliance Jio, backed by the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, unveiled a low-cost 4G-enabled phone on Friday to woo tens of millions of new clients, further destabilising legacy telecom players. Jio has enjoyed a meteoric rise since its launch a year ago, with its months of free services and sharply discounted

  • The Moto Z2 Force will reportedly be thinner with a much smaller battery than last year

    July 20, 2017 6:49 PM 3

    We're just a few days from Motorola's (likely) unveiling of the Moto Z2 Force, and Venture Beat has some details on the device. According to VB's Evan Blass, Motorola is taking a similar approach to the Z2 Force as it did with the Z2 Play that came out a few weeks ago—it'll be thinner with a reduced battery capacity compared to last year's phone. Like the first-gen

  • Samsung reportedly drops Bixby speaker plans due to 'unbeatable' Amazon

    July 20, 2017 8:43 AM 3

    After numerous reports that Samsung is developing an Amazon Echo competitor equipped with the company's own Bixby voice assistant, a new source has claimed that the plans have now been dropped. Speaking to the Korea Herald the unnamed source said, "Samsung currently does not view Al speakers as marketable, as the global market is already dominated by unbeatable